Vouacapoua americana. Also referred to as Partridge Wood and Wacapoe. The heartwood color is described as dark brown or reddish-brown and deepens upon exposure to light. Brownheart has very distinct and lighter colored vessel lines and is similar in appearance to Black and Red Palm, but not nearly as brash. It is very easy to turn and glues up well. Native to Brazil.Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed.Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.